The Philadelphia based design studio The Heads of State has a great business model for a small creative agency. While they’re primarily focused on doing work for clients, they also use their formidable aesthetic chops to design prints, shirts, and posters and make these available for anyone to buy. Typically featuring iconic structures or scenes from a subject city (the Golden Gate Bridge or the Washington Monument for example), the prints within the Travel Series are bold and full of color while balanced by simple shapes and great textures.
The Travel Series are affordable ($30), will look great in a simple dark wood frame, and will provide strong color on a plain wall. The prints are available for purchase at The Heads of State online store.